Nice, the city of art and light is located along the famous bay – „Baie des Anges“. The charme of this city is unforgettable. It is known as one of the cities where the French people would like to live. Maybe the 300 sunny days a year are one of the reasons ...
The surrounding area
Menton, Monaco, Cannes und Saint Tropez.
The capital of the Côte d’Azur is so famous and popular thanks to its Bay “Baie des Anges” and its wonderful turquoise colour. The area was inhabited at a very early stage due to its advantageous geographical and climatic location. Till 1860 where the city was finally attached to France, it was amongst others Italian territory. Nice is one of the most popular destinations in France, it attracts the whole year visitors from all over the world. Nice and Cannes have a lot of congresses and a very differentiated cultural program. The Carnival in Nice in February is the event that attracts most visitors. It is a funny, colourful and impressing event that is being prepared for 1 year in advance. Popular is also the flower – and vegetable marked on the “Cours Saleya” in Vieux Nice. So many odours, colours, fresh vegetables and fruit. You can spend several days in the Old Town, looking at shops, art galleries, the old buildings, historical monuments etc. A walk on the famous Promenade des Anglais is of course a must when you are in Nice. It stretches from the Airport to the port, along the “Baie des Anges”
THE OLD TOWN
Vieux Nice is a paradise for shopping, culture, art, architecture, markets and antiquities. You will find everything that you have ever dreamt of. It mostly consists of small individual shops with very unusual things.
The bus station is only 5 min. away and offers lots of possibilities of exploring the surroundings – the coastal stripe and the back country.
20 min. by foot and you are at the Train Station. It is now possible to go to Grasse, the perfume city of France, with the train. It is of course also possible to go towards Italy or Cannes.
Another train station in direction of Nice North offers the possibility of a small train – the „Train des Pignes“ to Digne, 160 km from North/West of Nice. It is however possible to get out in many of the small villages on the way in order to do hiking trips e.g. ...
Monaco, Italy, Cannes, Saint-Tropez and idyllic mountain villages are ideal places for day trips. Everything is reachable in 20-60 minutes by bus and train. In the summer season a lot of ferry boats shuttle between the cities.
From the end of December until April you can go skiing in the French/Italian sea-alps, 65km away.
The country side
All friends of the mountains will find fantastic conditions in the back country that offers a lot of possibilities and activities - 365 days a year. Especially in summer time when the tourists are on the beach, many inhabitants on the Côte d’Azur are fleeing into the back country to the many rivers that are very refreshing with the clearest and cleanest water. You will find lots of waterfalls and old villages as well.
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